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Zangadoo Australian Adventure – Giveaway (closed)

October 2, 2013

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There is new fun from the stories of down under. The cute adventure of Zangadoo Kangaroo and the Mysterious Boomerang is delightful. I had the opportunity to enjoy the adventure through the outback of Australia.

Zangadoo Book

The characters are adorable. Read along and find a new favorite character. Pippa Platypus, Barnaby Budgie, Wally Wombat, Emily Emu are just a few friends that Zangadoo meets along the way. I really liked Cooper Koala – he is sleepy all the time. Follow Zangadoo as he loses then has to find his dad’s treasured boomerang. He travels the Australian outback meeting danger and fun along the way. Be part of his quest to get back home. The book is lighthearted and easy to follow. I found the animal characters a joy. Another part of the book is the Aussie Glossary – a list of Australian words. I have never had the pleasure of a trip to Australia, but learning about some words made me feel like I could go tomorrow.

Continuing the adventure is easy with the Mobile App available on the App Store.

Zangadoo Kangaroo, An Australian Adventure Game


Help Zangadoo and his little brother Joey make their way home. They have lost their magic boomerang. They have to find it then get themselves home. Watch the trailer to see the fun in action. It looks like a exciting game for kids and adults. It offers obstacles and five challenging levels.

Zangadoo and Friends has lots more goodies for all fans. Browse the Zangadoo store for t-shirts, lunch bags and more. Let you kids have a trip to the Outback in the comfort of your own home.

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Ready for Adventure?

Here is your chance to win!

ONE lucky reader will win a Zangadoo Prize Pack!

includes: Zangadoo Kangaroo and the Mysterious Boomerang Book, Zangadoo tee, and lunch sack!

Thanks very much Zangadoo!

Zangadoo Lunch Bag

Giveaway ends on 10/14/2013 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to Zangadoo Entertainment for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Modify Watches: Interchangeable statement–Giveaway (closed)

June 24, 2013

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Does anyone really know what time it is? I am thrilled to see watches are making a comeback. I literally have a collection of 200+ watches (from many years ago). I have not worn a watch in at least 8 years since I always check the time on my smartphone. Watches are now more than just for telling time – they are fashion statements! The fresh idea of a swappable watch is the brain child of Modify Watches.

Modify Watches color and design possibilities are endless. You can create your own combination. How does it all work? Simple – Build From Scratch! While you are browsing- you can save your pieces in the Visualizer to see the combos you can make. How cool is that! Give it a try!

Choose your Watch Face:

Classic size or Mini Size

By Color

or browse the entire face collection – there are many!

Watch for the sale prices too. You can get some pretty good deals.

Choose your Strap:

Match the watch face color or do something bolder with a contrasting color.

Buy an extra strap for changing the look

Did you try the Visualizer? I feel in love with a stripe face with the glow in the dark band! I need it! The beauty of Modify Watches, besides the cool fashion buzz – is the prices are down to Earth. They also have a Mod of the Month Club! For only $35 per month, YOU choose your own Mod plus they give you a discount on other purchases, just in case you want another band. With over 2000 combinations available – it might be hard for me to choose! One of each please.


I had the chance to experience the Mod. Modify Watches kindly shared a few of the colors with me. I have to say – these are super fun to wear. I love changing the bands to get new combinations. It is like wearing a new watch for every day of the week! The Classic Size is my choice. I like the bigger watch for more color! The mini size is a bit smaller but still comes in great designs. More designs coming all the time!

Then it was time to play around with the looks. I took the pink face and placed it in the yellow band! Love it! It is actually my favorite! The yellow face is now in the blue band. If I want I can take the green face and put it in the yellow band, green in the blue etc. – you get the idea. One face with a couple of bands will give you many different looks. Same Day – Different Watch!

Modify Watches is always running promotions so be sure to sign up for their email listing. Shop online directly. Bet you can’t buy just one!

Connect with Modify Watches. Find out about new styles, specials and sale promos.



Since Modify was so generous for my review, I am paying it forward and letting one of you win one of these beauties!

Join the Mod movement!

Here is your chance to win!


ONE Lucky Reader will win the Argyle Face in the Red Strap Watch!

Awesome Sauce!

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Many thanks to Modify Watches for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Sweepstakes not affiliated with Facebook.

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Lost in a Moment

July 19, 2011

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I like to look for artistic beauty everywhere I go. You never know where you might find a moment of beauty.

This is a very interesting video. I watched it a about a year ago and find myself going back for another look when I need a bit of serenity. Two videographers decided to place a camera on a Sushi belt in a restaurant. I find it very artsy and soothing. See if you can pick out the two creators. Watch for the camera to appear on the back mirror too! It runs just short of 5 minutes. Enjoy!

lost in a moment from dennis wheatley on Vimeo.

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Texas Monkey – Guest Post: How to Make Candy Sprinkle Necklaces

May 13, 2010

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I have a treat for you today – my first Guest Post. Texas Monkey has been kind enough to share a fun craft with us on how to make the super cute Candy Sprinkle Resin Necklaces.


Hi Ya’ll, I’m Shayna and can be found over at Texas Monkey where I’m glamorizing, mesmerizing, and accessorizing my life and home one project at a time and invite you to share along with it.  At my pot luck small town blog (you know the kind, where everyone knows everyone and got a little of everything to offer) you will find humor and honest stories about my life and to do list.  You will be inspired by featured projects I find around blog land as well as For you Fridays where I share tips, giveaways, and more so hop on over and say hi and see what I have in store for you. 

I want to share with you how to make Candy Sprinkle Necklaces.  A girl can never have too much jewelry or shoes in my opinion.  They are staples in fashion and in my wardrobe and no matter how blah I may be feeling or how up and down my weight may be, I can always shop for shoes or make jewelry and immediately feel better.  I was in the middle of filling an order for bottle cap and scrabble tile necklaces and thought, man I really need something different to offer even if I just do it for gifts or for fun.  The next few weeks I would browse sites, aisles of stores to try to have an Ah Ha moment only to come up short.  But one day when I was decorating some cupcakes for my daughter’s school it hit me, why not make candy sprinkle necklaces!  And so it began and now I want to share with you how you can make your very own to share with your friends, your daughters or yourself. 


First thing is gather your supplies (most available at craft stores).

Materials Needed:

Envirotex Lite
Candy Sprinkles
Candy or Ice Cube Molds (Must be silicone)
Ribbon or chain necklaces
Super Glue


 If you notice in the pic I tried the plastic molds, these do no release the Envirotex so use the silicone only.  I chose to do hearts with a mixture of color sprinkles and stars with red, white, and blue sprinkles in light of Memorial Day and July 4th coming up.

Start by mixing your Envirotex Lite according to the packages directions.


Next just pour your mixture into your molds and then sprinkle your candy into the molds with the mixture.


Now is the waiting process, you’ll need to let it set for 72 hours so that it hardens. At that point, you’re just going to pop them right out of the molds.  File the edges to be flat and smooth if needed.

Take your bail and super glue it to the back of each candy sprinkle charm.


Simply string your necklace through the bail and stick a fork in you because you’re done!  Real easy uh!  I used a ball chain for the star and colored ribbon necklace for the heart.



Now go find someone to give this to and watch them squeal with delight.  Or better yet adorn yourself with one and watch people try to figure out how you made it. 


Hope you enjoy making these.

Thank you very much Shayna for sharing. I always wanted to know how to make these cuties. Stop by Shayna’s place – Texas Monkey for more crafty ideas.

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You gotta see this!

February 21, 2010


Remember when we were younger and the school project was to create a diorama? I loved making those. Mine were always about books I had read. Most of them were made from simple construction paper but with lots of details. I still have one I made many years ago. When I visited one of my favorite blogs Blackberry Jam Cafe, Susan had a photo story about Michael Paul Smith. I had to find out more. Michael is an artist in the diorama realm. He takes his wonderfully detailed scenes then creates the illusion of being on a real street or location. It it fascinating. I have since browsed through the entire gallery of Michael’s. The details are amazing. See for yourself.

Be sure to view the rest of Michael Paul Smith’s works. I have shared this with my dad who loves looking at creations like this. He loved it. Thank you Susan for sharing this lovely work with us. Take a moment today to find a little peace in a small world of imagination.

Enjoy your day!

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Weinermobile crashed into home. Oh! -s-c-a-r

July 18, 2009

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Honey there is a hot dog in our living room! Here is the full news story at Fox6now.

Is it just me that thinks the house looks ketchup colored? I relish any comments!

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